Donald Gene McDowell

Donald Gene McDowell, 73, of Hodgenville, passed away on February 16, 2021.

 He was born on February 24, 1947 to James “Heavy” and Letha Hazel McDowell.

Donald was a lifelong farmer and resident of LaRue County, he was well known as the owner of McDowell Farm Machinery Sales and Service. Donald loved buying, selling and trading whether it be cattle, equipment or antiques. He was active in the LaRue County farming community and a current member and past board member of the LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association. Donald was a collector of antiques, and spent several years as a buyer for Cracker Barrel finding pieces to fill their restaurants nationally.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and his loving companion Pat Hollingshead.

He is survived by his son Rodney (Amanda) McDowell and grandchildren, James Dawson McDowell, Sarah McDowell, Trevor, Trenton and Kelly Ake:  a sister Carolyn (Vernon) Cowherd of Campbellsville and his aunt Ruth Wortham.  Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, February 19 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at William R. Rust Funeral Home- Hodgenville Chapel in Hodgenville, KY. and will continue Saturday after 9 a.m. at the Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday February 20 at 1 p.m. with Brother Donald Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the South Fork Cemetery.

Face mask or face covering is required.

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Betty June Mullins Culver

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                    167 N. Main St.

                     New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Betty June Mullins Culver, 85, of Boston went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday February 4, 2021 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

Betty was born April 28, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Joe and Catherine Murphy Mullins.

She retired from Jim Beam Clermont Distilleries, she was a loving mother and dedicated mother to her son Steven, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. She loved gardening, and working with her flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Culver, and one brother, J.W. Mullins.

She is survived by one son, Steven Leslie Culver of Boston, four daughters, Debbie (Kerry) Ford of Boston, Tina (Barry) Vittitow of Bardstown, Sandy (Jim) Fuller of Bardstown, Kathy (Kenny) Johnson of Boston, six grandchildren, Chris (Sharon) Dones, Leslie (Timmy) Glazar, Lacey (Marc)  Carter, Derek (Jessi) Ford, Ryan (Amy) Vittitow, and Jessie Layne , thirteen great-grandchildren, Brett, Clay, Andrea, Gage, Harper, Ean, Bella, Brody, Grayson, Bennett, Eden, Wyatt, and Kinslee, one brother, Michael (Carol) Mullins, and a special sister in law Dolores Mullins of Louisville, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In keeping with the family’s wishes there will be a private service.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel is in charge of his arrangements.

It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

Web page: williamrrustfuneralhome.com

Betty Carolyn Shelton

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel

612 North Lincoln Blvd.

Hodgenville, Kentucky

270-358-3552 / Fax 270-358-3253

Betty Carolyn Shelton, 83, of Hodgenville, went to be with her Heavenly Father Wednesday January 27, 2021, at Baptist Health Hardin Hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

She was a member of 1st Baptist Church of New Haven, Kentucky, she was a life time member of D.A.R. she was very active in her church and she enjoyed working with the kids in Bible School.

She was born in Athen Tennessee on September 22, 1937 to the late Winfrey Clarence and Flora Mildred Rogers Mantooth.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles Stanley Shelton of Hodgenville, two sons, Charles Jeff (Robin) Shelton of Hodgenville, and Stanley James (Valerie) Shelton of Boston, Kentucky, one daughter, Regina (Andy) Allison of Louisville, thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

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Funeral services for Betty Carolyn Shelton will be held Friday January 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of William R. Rust Hodgenville Chapel, with Reverends Aaron Shipp and Walter Manthooth officiating. Burial will be private in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Visitation for Betty Carolyn Shelton will be held Friday January 29, 2021from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  at the William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel

                    Due to the covid 19 mask or face covering is required.

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel 612 N. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville Kentucky 42748 is in charge of arrangements

Henry Edward “Monkey” Downs

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                                               167 N. Main St.

                                                    New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Henry Edward “Monkey” Downs, 88, of New Haven passed away Friday January 15, 2021 at his residence in New Haven, Kentucky.

He was born July 5, 1932 in Stiles Kentucky to the late, Harvey Lee and Mary L. DeMar Downs.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He retired from G.E. Appliance Park with 39 plus years of service. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by, one grandson, Aidan Groves, one brother Leo Downs, four sisters, Agnes Nalley, Edna Baxter, Margarete O’Bryan and Rena Perkins.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Joyce (Betty) Mattingly Downs, three sons, James Edward (Polly) Downs of Tenn., Joseph Timothy (Gail) Downs of New Haven and Francis Stephen Downs of New Haven, five grandchildren, one brother, David Downs of Mt. Washington, and one sister Theresa O’Bryan of Louisville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Henry Edward Downs will be held Thursday January 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven with Father Scott Wimsett Celebrate, Father Troy Overton and Father Matthew Hardesty Concelebrates, burial to follow in St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven, with prayer service at 4 p.m. with Father Matthew Hardesty officiating and will continue after 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel is in charge of his arrangements.

It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

Web page: williamrrustfuneralhome.com

Newt Keesy

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                                               167 N. Main St.

                                                    New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Newt Keesy, 70, of Culvertown Ky. passed away on Sunday January 10, 2021 at home , quietly with his children by his side. Newt lived a fulfilling life as a father, grandfather and friend to many. Newts love of laughter didn’t end with his passing. The “Keesy” laugh will be heard forever in many people’s hearts. Newt loved spending time with family and friends at the family farm “Newterville” known to many. He loved to listen to old country music and would always try to get you to stay for just “one more.” So many valued Newt”s friendship beyond measure. So upon reading this make sure to squeeze a little tighter, love a little longer, and have “one more” for Newt.

Newt was born September 9, 1950 in Pennsylvania to the late Robert M. Sr. and Margaret “Marnie” Swank Keesy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Robert M. “Bob” Keesy Jr.

Newt is survived by a son, Robert Edward “Tuck” (Molly) Keesy of New Haven, a daughter, Kelly Keesy (Mike) Barnes of Hodgenville, four grandchildren, Hannah Keesy Barnes, Sarah Margaret Rice, Elijah Newton Barnes, and Robert Edward “Scout” Keesy II, one brother, Charles Glenn “Charlie” (Marian) Keesy of Lexington, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral will be held Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, with Troy Benningfield officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 2 to 8 p.m. with services at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel is in charge of his arrangements.

It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

Web page: williamrrustfuneralhome.com